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Submitted by timcolwill 703d ago | preview

Tales from the front: Hands-on with PlanetSide 2′s beta

It’s dark. Desolate. The distant patter of machine gun fire sounds in the distance, cloaking my sinister intentions. The bright red glow of the Terran Republic insignia, the mark of my enemy, pulsates through its glass frame, threatening to reveal me if I stay in one place for too long. I hug the walls of the facility, avoiding doorways, open spaces and vehicle spawn points.

Even though the area seems deserted, previous experience has shown that it doesn’t take much noise before the cavalry start spawning in. My objective isn’t far away; the console taunts me with the possibility of a hack, begging for a change of allegiance. The dull roar of an Galaxy jumpship roars overhead in the dark, moving fast, shielding its intentions. I wait until it’s out of earshot – the last thing I want is to be around if that transport drops troops... (PC, Planetside 2)

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